Where’s Diggs? Von Miller not concerned by Bills receiver skipping voluntary practicesMay 24, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Von Miller isn’t the least bit concerned about Buffalo Bills teammate Stefon Diggs missing voluntary spring practices. Nor is the veteran pass rusher reading anything into the cryptic messages the receiver posted on his social media accounts this offseason.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin eases back into practice 5 months since near-death experienceMay 23, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Wearing shorts and his familiar No. 3 blue practice jersey, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin began easing his way back into football during the team’s voluntary minicamp on Tuesday, some five months after having a near-death experience on the field.
TORONTO (AP) — Talk about power arms. Three call-ups from Buffalo came to Toronto and showed they have what it takes to go deep and throw deep.
Buffalo Bills quarterbacks Josh Allen, Kyle Allen and Matt Barkley took batting practice before the Blue Jays hosted the New York Yankees Monday night.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who is working on his return to the field after having gone into cardiac arrest during a game in January, has been selected as the winner of the 2023 George Halas Award.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid to a four-year contract on Saturday in a move that locks up the team’s entire six-member draft class.
Buffalo traded up two spots to select the Utah product with the 25th overall selection last month.
Only the NFL can turn a schedule release into a two-day event that dominates sports headlines in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs.
Jets, Rodgers receive plenty of marquee spots as networks navigate NFL schedule processMay 12, 2023 GMT
Aaron Rodgers nearly upended the NFL schedule two years ago when he told some within the Green Bay Packers organization he didn’t want to return to the team.
For the sake and sanity of those in the league’s scheduling department, cooler heads prevailed.
NFL season kicks off with Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Lions; Jets’ Rodgers on MNFMay 12, 2023 GMT
Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will kick off the NFL season against the upstart Detroit Lions in a matchup of high-powered offenses and will host Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in a Super Bowl rematch on “Monday Night Football” in Week 11.
Bills get final OK from Erie County to build new stadiumMay 4, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Get the shovels out, because the Buffalo Bills can finally begin breaking ground on their 60,000-plus seat, $1.54 billion new stadium after the project received unanimous approval from the Erie County legislature on Thursday.
Bills address post-NFL draft need by signing DT Poona FordMay 2, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After not selecting a defensive tackle in the NFL draft last weekend, the Buffalo Bills landed one in free agency by signing Kaylon “Poona” Ford to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Bills bulk up backfield, sign Latavius Murray to 1-year dealMay 1, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Latavius Murray sat down in front of the camera and apologized for being late for his Zoom conference call with reporters shortly after signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
Bills focus on upgrading offense around Allen in NFL draftApril 30, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane’s response to Aaron Rodgers joining the AFC East was spending the NFL draft upgrading Buffalo’s offense.
Bills take Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence 59th in NFL draftApril 29, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Upon learning he was being drafted by the Buffalo Bills, Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence immediately grew excited in knowing he was being brought in to protect Josh Allen.
“The first thing that came to my mind was blocking for Josh Allen,” Torrence said Friday night shortly after being selected in the second round of the NFL draft.
Bills trade up to take TE Dalton Kincaid 25th in NFL draftApril 28, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The mere presence of Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid still being available as the Buffalo Bills' late first-round selection approached was enough to convince general manager Brandon Beane to switch gears.
Bills sign kicker Tyler Bass to 4-year contract extensionApril 21, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Place-kicking in Buffalo’s swirling winds and wintry conditions is daunting enough for Tyler Bass to not become complacent after signing a four-year, $21 million contract extension with the Bills on Friday.
Bills enter NFL draft with several needs, few selectionsApril 20, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In six seasons, general manager Brandon Beane has helped transform the Buffalo Bills into contenders.
Damar Hamlin timeline from injury to return to BillsApril 19, 2023 GMT
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been cleared to resume playing 4 1/2 months after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on the field during a game in Cincinnati.
Hamlin says blow to chest caused cardiac arrest on fieldApril 18, 2023 GMT
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin says his doctors have concluded that a hit to the chest caused his heart to stop after a tackle during a game in Cincinnati in early January.
Damar Hamlin cleared to play, 4 months after cardiac arrestApril 18, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having spent the past several months meeting President Joe Biden, raising millions of dollars for his charitable foundation and promoting the benefits of CPR training, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin can focus now on the next big objective in his life: returning to football.
Jordan Phillips rejoins Bills by signing 1-year contractApril 6, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is returning to the Buffalo Bills for a second consecutive season after signing a one-year contract on Thursday.
Phillips expressed a desire to re-sign with Buffalo after completing his one-year contract last season.
Bills finalize agreement on new stadium with state, countyApril 4, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills moved one major step closer to breaking ground on their new stadium by June 1 after formally submitting the final contractual agreements — including a detailed 30-year lease — to the county on Tuesday.
Bills sign ex-Rams safety Taylor Rapp to 1-year dealMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills upgraded their secondary depth by signing free agent safety Taylor Rapp to a one-year contract on Friday.
Listed at 6-feet and 208 pounds, Rapp has nine interceptions in 57 career games, including 48 starts, during four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.
Biden meets NFL player Damar Hamlin, praises his resilienceMarch 30, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Thursday with Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the field after making a tackle during an NFL game in January.
Bills’ McDermott expects to fill in calling defensive playsMarch 27, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott will be pulling double duty in also serving as the team’s defensive play-caller in Leslie Frazier’s absence in the 2023 season.
“It’s heading towards me really at this point,” McDermott told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix on Monday.
Kicking it: Panthers re-sign Pineiro, release GonzalezMarch 24, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers re-signed free agent Eddy Pineiro on Thursday and released Zane Gonzalez following two injury-riddled seasons.
Pineiro took over as the team’s kicker last season after Gonzalez was injured during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
Bills sign former Pats running back Damien HarrisMarch 21, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills restocked their offensive backfield by signing free agent Damien Harris to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Harris spent his first four NFL seasons with the division-rival New England Patriots, and his signing comes a day after Buffalo lost starter Devin Singletary, who agreed to a deal with Houston.
Bills cut receiver McKenzie to free up salary cap spaceMarch 17, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills released receiver Isaiah McKenzie in a salary cap-saving move on Friday, and following a season in which the sixth-year player struggled in an expanded offensive role.
Poyer chooses friends, familiarity in re-signing with BillsMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Upon weighing his options, including a brief flirtation with retirement, safety Jordan Poyer ultimately chose friendship and familiarity in deciding to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills.
Safety Jordan Poyer agrees to 2-year deal to stay with BillsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Jordan Poyer has elected to stay put by reaching a two-year agreement to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday after briefly testing free agency.
Poyer’s return immediately solidifies Buffalo’s secondary, which stood to lose a key leader and contributor who spent much of the previous six seasons forming one of the NFL’s top safety tandems in playing alongside Micah Hyde.
Salary cap-squeezed Bills handcuffed entering free agencyMarch 14, 2023 GMT
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AP source: Bills rework Allen, Miller deals to get under capMarch 14, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have worked their way under the salary cap in time for the free-agent signing period by freeing up more than $30 million in space after restructuring the contracts of quarterback Josh Allen and edge rusher Von Miller, a person with direct knowledge of the moves confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday night.
AP sources: Bears get lift at LB, add Edmunds, EdwardsMarch 13, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears made two big additions at linebacker, agreeing to contracts with Buffalo Bills two-time Pro Bowler Tremaine Edmunds and former Philadelphia Eagle T.J. Edwards, two people familiar with the situations said Monday.
Bills sign Milano to 2-year extension in cap-saving moveMarch 12, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign starting linebacker Matt Milano to a two-year contract extension on Sunday, a move that frees up $6 million in salary cap space before the NFL’s signing period opens this week.
Sass trades goal crease to oversee Bills new stadium projectMarch 10, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kimberly Sass has traded in her goal crease for a construction hat and a football.
The recently retired goalie, who won a National Women’s Hockey League championship with the Metropolitan Riveters in 2018, has been hired as project manager to represent the Buffalo Bills in the building of the team’s new stadium.
Bills DC Frazier taking a year off, plans to return in 2024February 28, 2023 GMT
The Buffalo Bills coaching staff has a big hole to fill at defensive coordinator after Leslie Frazier informed the team he is taking a year off from coaching but plans to return for the 2024 season.
Bills GM: Hamlin’s return hinges on his medical progressFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has a few more visits to doctors before determining whether he can pursue his goal of returning to play football after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on field in January.
UCLA hires D’Anton Lynn as defensive coordinatorFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will have its third defensive coordinator in three years after the hiring of D'Anton Lynn on Monday.
This will be Lynn's first stint as a coordinator after eight years as an NFL assistant.
Hamlin: I meant no religious disrespect for wearing jacketFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said Wednesday he never intended to offend anyone for attending the Super Bowl wearing a jacket that critics deemed to feature an offensive depiction of Jesus.
Hamlin makes appearance on field at Super BowlFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Damar Hamlin has made it to the Super Bowl.
The Buffalo Bills safety made his third appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week, this time on the field at State Farm Stadium prior to Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
Dolphins’ Tagovailoa says he’s ‘all in’ to play next seasonFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa is grateful the Miami Dolphins kept him off the field after suffering his second concussion and he has no doubts about returning to play next season.
The third-year quarterback missed Miami’s final three games, including a playoff loss to Buffalo, after being diagnosed with a concussion following a loss to Green Bay on Dec.
NFL Honors: Hamlin joins medical staff that saved his lifeFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The first responders who saved Damar Hamlin's life were recognized with a tribute video at “NFL Honors” before being invited onto the stage.
NFL lauds preparation when it comes to player safetyFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dr. Allen Sills knew the moment that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field last month during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals that something serious and potentially life-threatening had happened.
Damar Hamlin put prayer in football back in the spotlightFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — When medical personnel rushed onto the field to save Damar Hamlin’s life after the Buffalo Bills’ defensive back collapsed during a game last month in Cincinnati, many people witnessing the horrifying scene did the only thing they could to help.
Super Bowl ads will tout Jesus ‘gets us’ to the massesFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
The religiously wary, the spiritually curious — and anyone inclined to appeal to a higher power on game day — are the target audience for a Super Bowl ad campaign with a simple message: Jesus loves them.
Hamlin appears during Super Bowl event to receive awardFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Damar Hamlin made a brief appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week to receive the NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award.
The Buffalo Bills safety received the award at the Phoenix Convention Center on Wednesday, a little over a month after he went into cardiac arrest and needed to be resuscitated on the field in Cincinnati.
Jessica Pegula reveals her mother Kim Pegula’s health crisisFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pro tennis player Jessica Pegula has revealed that her mother, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres co-owner and president Kim Pegula, went into cardiac arrest in June and is still recovering while dealing with significant language and memory issues.
Stars at the Super Bowl: How Gronk and Shaq plan to partyFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Gronkowski might be retired from the NFL, but the former all-pro football player is still in the game during the league’s championship week.
Kirk Cousins rallies NFC to 35-33 win over AFC in Pro BowlFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Kirk Cousins, it wasn't quite the NFL-record 33-point comeback against the Indianapolis Colts to win the NFC North.
Former NFL player faces DUI charge in Florida after crashFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A former NFL player was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge after troopers say his vehicle rear-ended a pick-up truck that was on the side of a South Florida highway because of a flat tire, injuring the truck's driver who had been standing outside.
Strong wind suspends third round at Pebble BeachFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A strong wind was more than just a menace at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It brought the tournament to a halt Saturday because of two holes on one of the courses, and set up a Monday finish without the amateurs.
NFL infuses Pro Bowl with points system, flag footballFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL finally stopped pretending its all-star game was an actual game, and is breathing life into the exhibition with Sunday's Pro Bowl Games.
There will be no tackle football played for the first time — not that there was much tackling in recent years, more like two-hand touch.
‘Died suddenly’ posts twist tragedies to push vaccine liesFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
Results from 6-year-old Anastasia Weaver’s autopsy may take weeks. But online anti-vaccine activists needed only hours after her funeral this week to baselessly blame the COVID-19 vaccine.
A prolific Twitter account posted Anastasia’s name and smiling dance portrait in a tweet with a syringe emoji.
Caddie for amateur at Pebble Beach collapses during tourneyFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The caddie for an amateur in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am collapsed on the 11th fairway Friday, and CPR was performed on him until an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital.
Menacing charge against Bengals’ Joe Mixon is dismissedFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon no longer faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing over allegations that he threatened and pointed a gun at a woman in Cincinnati.
A Friday order dismissing the case in Hamilton County Municipal Court said only that the city prosecutor’s office requested the dismissal “in the interest of justice.”
NFL will offer free CPR training during Super Bowl weekFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Inspired by the lifesaving medical attention Damar Hamlin received on the field during a game last month, the NFL and American Heart Association will provide free CPR education in Arizona throughout Super Bowl week as part of the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Bengals’ Joe Mixon charged with pointing gun at womanFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with pointing a gun at a woman and threatening her, according to court documents.
Mixon faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing, according to the documents, which were filed Thursday in Hamilton County Municipal Court and obtained by The Associated Press.
Lebioda leads on a day of ever-changing conditions at PebbleFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Changes in weather and fortunes can happen without notice in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which seems to suit Hank Lebioda just fine these days.
Playing his sixth different course in his last six rounds on the PGA Tour, Lebioda ran off six birdies in an eight-hole stretch for an 8-under 63 on the Shore course at Monterey Peninsula and a one-shot lead after the opening round Thursday.
Star power at Pebble comes more from amateurs than prosFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is one of only three players from the top 20 in the world at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It's lacking star power by PGA Tour standards.
Pebble Beach and Saudi International again share top billingJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
Hamlin thankful, speaks publicly for 1st time in videoJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Damar Hamlin released a video Saturday in which he says he’s thankful for the outpouring of support and vows to pay it back, marking the first time the Buffalo Bills safety has spoken publicly since he went into cardiac arrest and needed to be resuscitated on the field in Cincinnati on Jan.